Thursday, September 16, 2010

SPARK Part 2

I had the pleasure of meeting some wonderfully talented celebrities! Here's Heidi Swapp (a surprise guest who actually popped in for Janet's class and we had fun with her) and the very sweet Janet Hopkins from House of 3. (I played a little with the digi kit that we got for Rhonna Farrer's class! That's where the border came from.)

Here we are with the awesome Margie - what a funny gal!

I'm in LOVE with her Second Sister custom necklace and

Lizzie was so nice and sweet -- not to mention absolutely beautiful!!

In my first post, I mentioned how uber talented Mindy Gledhill is... well, I cannot say enough positive things about her warm personality, her uplifting spirit, her beautiful lyrics. After the concert, Ady and I asked Collin (Lizzie's funny hubby) to take our pic. And we asked Mindy to sign her sheet music for us. I've been listening to her CD since I left SPARK and I LOVE it! :)

I really loved all our classes. From left to right: 1- We got to make one of these fabric chandeliers. Mine is not yet finished, but the hard part is done. I just need to embellish it... we could have stayed in this class with Margie for a couple more hours but we had to leave! 2- We learned all about wet felting with Emily Falconbridge and I made this colorful, neck scarf (which my hubby thinks is very odd! LOL!). I finished mine in class, but I haven't taken a photo of it yet. 3- This is a beautiful flower brooch that we made in Janet's class and this one is the one I created :) Isn't it pretty? You can pin it on your clothes or clip it somewhere... How fun!

There's more projects, but I haven't taken photos yet!

Of course, no trip to the area would be complete without a shopping spree at the Dear Lizzie Boutique... we had so much fun! My BFF had to drag me out of there! Teehee!

...and CUPCAKES galore!!! These are from SPARK and Dear Lizzie Bistro!

And did I mention how amazing the decor was??? WOW. It was surreal.

These ladies outdid themselves. SPARK was magical!

One more post to go! Hope you don't get tired of all my SPARK pics :)

Peace and happy scrapping!


Maritza said...

So cool. Never get tired. Beautiful pictures.

Nancy W said...

Amazing post Vanessa!!! Makes me want to go back and spend more time there! Next year we need to get a group at the same hotel and do scrapping before or after the event. If we did after we could finish our projects before heading home! hehe And we need to get into the same group!!! hugs sweet friend!!you are such a beautiful Spark Sister!!

Jasmine Bailey-Barfuss said...

YOu know what? You are soooo right! Margies necklace is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING/GORGEOUS/YUMMY!!!
Thanks for your beautiful smile Vanessa! I don't know if you know how much you light up a room when you enter it!

carylhope said...

Oh man, I'm SO green with envy! :-D

I LOVE your photos and thanks for sharing your Spark experience! Jasmine is right about your smile... it's beautiful. :-)


Sabr said...

You were so lucky to attend! The decorations alone are inspiring me like crazy!

Rosalie said...

wow!!! looks just amazing ;0) oh to live in the states and to to able to attend events like this one, glad you had an awesome time!

Keshka said...

So glad you posted pics--I've been wanting to know more about this event! Looks like you had an amazing time!

Ady said...

I had such an amazing time too. The pictures are beautiful. Now we only time to work on them.